Icon of St. Silouan the Athonite I pray thee, O Merciful Lord, let all mankind, from Adam to the end of time, come to know Thee, that Thou art good and merciful, that all nations may rejoice in Thy peace, and behold the light of Thy countenance. Thy gaze is tranquil and meek and draws the soul to Thee.St. Silouan the Athonite
Troparion for St. Silouan

By prayer thou didst receive Christ for thy teacher in the way of humility, and the Spirit bore witness to salvation in thy heart. Wherefore all peoples called unto hope, rejoice in this day of thy memorial, O sacred Father Silouan. Pray unto Christ our God for the salvation of our souls.

Ground Breaking - July 1, 2007

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We held our ground breaking on July 1. This includes prayers to bless the ground and sprinkling with Holy Water to dedicate the site. For better or worse, we had plenty of water, as the start of prayers coincided with a torrential downpour. So, we did not get as many photos as we had wanted, but it was memorable!

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Saying prayers to bless the siteListening to prayersLining up for photos after prayersThe Cross of Christ erected on our new land!
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